HARRISBURG – Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) has been elected by his peers to serve as chairman of the state House Republican Caucus for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. Dunbar’s election fills the vacancy created by the passing of his close friend and mentor Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset).
“Although I certainly never asked for this challenge, I am deeply honored to serve in this leadership capacity for the benefit of Commonwealth residents,” said Dunbar. “Moving forward, I am excited for this tremendous opportunity to play a greater role in not only setting our dynamic caucus policy agenda, but most importantly, striving to make Pennsylvania a better place today and for future generations. As a leadership team with representation from several different regions, our priorities will remain strongly focused on state government reform, economic recovery, protecting families and standing up for taxpayers.”
As caucus chairman, Dunbar will conduct all Republican Caucus meetings, inform members of the session and voting schedules, notify members when bills they are sponsoring are scheduled for a House vote and also if amendments are posted to their legislation. In addition, he will participate in leadership discussions and help to guide the House agenda.
In previous sessions, Dunbar served as majority vice chairman of the House Appropriations and Finance committees.
Representative George Dunbar
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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